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Cats, chicken band playing Chicago shows

  • Tuna, also the Rock Cats band manager, plays cowbell.
Tuna, also the Rock Cats band manager, plays cowbell. (Courtesy of Amazing Animals )
May 17, 2013|By Mick Swasko, @swasko | RedEye

Chicago is welcoming cats back to the stage. Not Broadway "Cats." Literally, cats.

Chicago-based “The Amazing Acro-Cats,” one of four traveling domesticated cat shows in the nation, is set to play four shows June 6 through June 9 at the National Pastime Theatre, along with “The Rock Cats.”

What exactly does the show entail? (Pun very much intended.)

“…Feats of agility pushing carts, riding skateboards, rolling barrels, ringing bells, turning on lights, walking tight ropes, jumping through hoops and much more,” according to a press release announcing the shows. For the “Rock Cats,” theater-goers can expect a band of felines playing multiple instruments, as well as a chicken named Gregory Peck on Tambourine.

According to the press release, most of the cats have been adopted by trainer Samantha Martin as they await a permanent adoptive home. The act has been featured on national TV as well as Cat Fancy magazine.

For more information and tickets, click here. 

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